Date of Award

Spring 2010

Project Type


Program or Major


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

First Advisor

Maurik Holtrop


Color Transparency is a QCD phenomenon which predicts a reduced level of interaction for reactions where the particle state is produced in a point-like configuration. In this talk I will present the analysis of the search for the onset of Color Transparency in rho0 electroproduction with the CLAS detector at Thomas Jefferson Laboratory. This experiment used two different targets simultaneously to reduce the systematic error and achieve a more precise measurement.The Nuclear Transparency was measured as a function of Q2 and Coherence Length (l c), and was found to be independent of the (l c on the range scanned in the experiment. The increase in Nuclear Transparency observed with an increase in Q2 signify the onset of the Color Transparency effect.